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Making Popsicle Stick Puppets


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December 6, 2015

green stick puppet with yellow pipe cleaner armsChildren can have great fun both making and playing with these easy puppets. You don't have to use exactly the same materials as I do. For instance, thread, string, or yarn can be used for the hair and beads or jewels can be used for the eyes or you can even just draw them.

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Total Time: 15 minutes

Supplies:

  • 1 new or cleaned lolly stick
  • 2 googly eyes
  • white PVA glue
  • scissors
  • 1 coloured craft feather
  • 1 ball point or gel pen
  • 1 thin pipe cleaner
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Steps:

  1. Use the scissors to cut a length of pipe cleaner about 3 inches long.
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  3. Wrap the pipe cleaner around the stick to form the arms.
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  5. Stick the eyes in place using a little glue. Don't worry about the glue showing as it will dry clear.
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  7. Draw the mouth using a ballpoint or gel pen.
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  9. Do not use a marker pen because it will spread through the wood.
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  11. Snip a few fronds off the feather and stick them to the back for hair.
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  13. And there is your puppet (once the glue has dried).
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  15. Make lots more. By just changing the shape of the mouth you can give each one a different expression or emotion.
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Videos

December 27, 2016

Save popsicle sticks from summer treats and make these cute puppets. Learn how to make them in this short video.

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February 25, 2015

How do you make Popsicle stick puppets?

By Emma from Seattle, WA

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May 30, 20180 found this helpful

These are fun to make and you can use scraps of paper and fabrics to keep it an inexpensive project!

Here is one nice link with instructions

www.instructables.com/.../

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Pinterest has so many ideas ... Found by the phase in your search engine

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If you like video learning YouTube has lots of choices!

Boy do I wish I had these sources when I was a camp counselor back in the day!!

Have fun with it!

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May 30, 20180 found this helpful

The easiest way is to make figures out of construction paper and glue or tape them to the stick.

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September 13, 2019

Popsicle stick puppets are easy to make toys that younger children will have great fun playing with. In this project you will find the photos and instructions needed to make a peacock Popsicle stick puppet.

Peacock Popsicle Stick Puppet - finished puppet

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